Life and Physical Sciences

Welcome to the Pitt’s Life & Physical Sciences Career Community! Through this community, you will find industry resources, career advice, resume samples, job/internship and networking opportunities, and events to help you navigate your post-graduation goals and plans.

Please feel free to explore other related community pages for additional resources and schedule an appointment with your career consultant here: Schedule an appointment via HANDSHAKE

Your career consultants are:

  • Ashley Steffy: Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computational Biology, Ecology & Evolution, Microbiology and
    Molecular Biology
  • Ingrid Beute:  Physics and Astronomy, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Neuroscience
  • Carol Balk: Natural Sciences

Pre-Med students and students interested in pursuing a health track, please visit comprehensive resources and relevant appointment opportunities here: Health Resources

Law School Exploration Series: New York City, July 16-18

Happy to announce that the Law School Exploration Series 2024 is taking on New York City in Mid July (July 16-18). The Law School Exploration Series is a chance for current and former Pitt students to tour different Law Schools …

By Alex Ball
Alex Ball Pre-Law & Social Sciences Career Consultant
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Navigating the Crossroads After Your PhD: Choosing Between Academia and Industry

Completing a PhD is a monumental achievement, but it often leads to a critical juncture: deciding between pursuing a career in academia or transitioning to industry. This decision can significantly impact your future trajectory, making it crucial to weigh various …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Resume and CV Writing Tips – Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Evidence-informed data from sources including the 3rd edition of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Usage Report from Jobscan, shows that most companies today rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS) to help them with the hiring process. These companies do not …
By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Purpose and Key Points – The STEM Resume

Purpose and Key Points – The STEM/Tech Resume

As you navigate through your academic career, working towards your exciting ever-evolving professional goals, you may wonder what the purpose is of a resume. The answer is short: to secure an initial interview …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Featured Pittsburgh Technology Council Events!

For more information about Pittsburgh Technology Council and other events, please click here: https://www.pghtech.org/events

Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference
Monday, January 15

R&D / KIZ Tax Credit Seminar
Wednesday, January 24

2024 CIO of the Year Award Nominations
Thursday, January 25

2024 …

By Ashley Steffy
Ashley Steffy Career Consultant, STEM
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Life and Physical Sciences Resources

Job Search Resources – Engineering

Pre-Med students and students interested in pursuing a health track, please visit comprehensive resources and relevant appointment opportunities here: Health …

With a degree in Physics, students can pursue careers in research and development, science, engineering, education, medicine, law, business, and …

Writing a federal resume differs from crafting a resume for the private sector. Federal resumes adhere to specific guidelines and …

Neuroscience is a vast and interdisciplinary field that offers a wide range of opportunities at various levels of education. Let’s …

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Connect with Alumni

Reach out to any of these alumni who have shared their profiles in Pitt Commons.

  • Pittsburgh
  • Associate Professor and Vice Chair (Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology) University of Pittsburgh
Meet Thomas >
  • Murrysville, PA
  • Electrical Engineering Master's Student University of Pittsburgh
Meet Noah >
  • Valencia, PA
Meet Melanie >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Vice Chancellor for Research Computing University of Pittsburgh
Meet Shawn >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Closing Line Cook Walnut Grill
Meet Nicholas >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Meet Ke'Amber >
  • Delmont, PA
Meet Larry >
  • Scranton, PA
Meet Hemil >
  • Denver, CO
Meet Aaron >
  • Grand Blanc, MI
Meet Brittany >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Server Murray Avenue Grill
Meet Jennifer >
  • Seattle, WA
Meet Kristen >

Did you know?

Some of the top employers for Class of 2020 grads in the sciences included UPMC, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Quest Diagnostics. Visit our Success After Pitt site to check out the details!

Career Center In-Person Services

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